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Parr, Eric Shannon – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Facility managers have the challenge of adhering to community college policies and procedures while fulfilling requirements of administration, students, and teachers concerning specific needs of classroom aesthetics. The role of facility manager and how specific entities affect perceptions of the design and implementation of classroom aesthetics…
Descriptors: Facilities Management, Administrators, Qualitative Research, Administrator Attitudes
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Smith, Cheryl Hogue – Journal of Basic Writing, 2017
This article proposes to extend the revised transactional theory of reading that I introduced to JBW readers in 2012. That revised theory, building on Rosenblatt's distinction between efferent and aesthetic reading, described a third reading stance I named "deferent" to designate the tendency of struggling student readers to defer their…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Difficulties, Emotional Response, Student Attitudes
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Winter, Bill – Community College Enterprise, 2014
This study explored the nature of "aesthetic experience" in a sample of urban community college students (N=170). The majority of students claimed to have had experiences of beauty, and that these experiences were important to their quality of life (95% and 72%, respectively). Strongest "depth of experience" ratings were given…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Urban Schools, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges
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Albrecht, Vera; Comins, Barbara – Learning Communities: Research & Practice, 2014
This article informs about a multidisciplinary learning community targeting first year students from diverse cultural backgrounds at an urban community college. The combination of English, art, and philosophy of art in a "Creativity Cluster" offers an excellent opportunity for great teaching and learning experiences. Yet, how can faculty…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Freshmen, Cultural Background
Daas, Mahesh – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The single-site exemplar study presents an in-depth account of the presidential leadership of Charles M. Vest of MIT--the second longest presidency in the Institute's history--and his leadership team's journey between 1990 and 2004 into campus architectural changes that involved over a billion dollars, added a quarter of floor space to MIT's…
Descriptors: College Presidents, Biographies, Educational Change, Technical Institutes
Fogg, Piper – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
When the nearest metropolis is hundreds of miles away, cultural enrichment is not always easy to come by. Arts programs have evolved to reflect the needs of such regions, providing a rich diet for culture-starved residents. Some colleges have created choirs or theater groups that welcome local participation, while others have developed elaborate…
Descriptors: Cultural Enrichment, Art Activities, Art Appreciation, Music Activities
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Filler, Shir – Teaching English in the Two-Year College, 2006
A dream literature class grew into an artistic and critical garden in which students' and instructor's thinking flowered.
Descriptors: Literature Appreciation, English Instruction, Aesthetics, Reader Text Relationship